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Harbor Commission approves Port budget
Capital-improvement projects move ahead with $579 million in funding

July 18th, 2014 · Community

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on July 14 approved an $858-million budget for the Port of Long Beach in the upcoming fiscal year, with two-thirds of the spending set aside for a robust building and modernization program, according to Port Communications Specialist Lee Peterson.
For the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, 2014, the Harbor Department plans to spend $579 million on capital projects– part of a decade-long, $4-billion investment in Port upgrades and efficiency improvements. The ongoing Desmond Bridge Replacement Project and Middle Harbor Terminal Redevelopment will continue to be the Port’s largest construction projects. [Read more →]

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Community organizations to host free item exchange

July 18th, 2014 · Community

Those who have items lying around that they no longer use but don’t have the heart to throw out now have a community space to take them and know that someone else will accept them and give a new home. That is the vision behind the monthly Seven-Ten Swap, a free community exchange where people can donate items that are clean and in good condition to pass on to others.
There will be a celebration for the event’s four-year anniversary Friday, July 18 at 641 Pine Ave. Donation drop-off and potluck will begin at 6:30pm. Attendees are free to browse and receive items at 7:10pm, whether they brought something to the exchange or not. It is an open and free format. [Read more →]

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Imitating Life: Posing questions to artist Lara Meintjes

July 18th, 2014 · Imitating Life

Photo by Jason Meintjes Lara Meintjes

Photo by Jason Meintjes

Lara Meintjes

Cory Bilicko
Managing Editor

Born in a hospital in Durban, South Africa, 30-year-old artist Lara Meintjes now lives in Belmont Heights, which seems a far cry from her roots. “My family lived on a small holding outside the city, where I had a pet cow and several, ever multiplying, rabbits,” she says.
Asked to identify her jobs, she lists illustrator, painter, designer and general creative experimenter. “Mostly ink and paper,” she explains. “I also write and have had a whole lot of fun exploring ceramics. My most recent project involves letterpress printing.” [Read more →]

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Theatre review: Fiddler on the Roof at Long Beach Playhouse

July 18th, 2014 · theatre

Jeremy Krasovic and Jennifer Bales in Long Beach Playhouse’s production of Fiddler on the Roof

Jeremy Krasovic and Jennifer Bales in Long Beach Playhouse’s production of Fiddler on the Roof

Vicki Paris Goodman
Culture Writer

The Long Beach Playhouse doesn’t attempt major musical productions very often, but I don’t know why not. Whenever in recent memory the venerable community theater has done so, it has met with success. But there is no denying that a musical can be a daunting proposition for a theater of limited resources. And Fiddler on the Roof presents additional challenges. Can you pronounce “Sholem Aleichem”?
When thinking of Fiddler on the Roof, who doesn’t envision Tevye, the burly papa of the small village in Russia where the Broadway musical is set? The show might well have been named “Tevye” given the prominence of the character, so larger-than-life, so universal in his day-to-day concerns, so…likable. [Read more →]

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Vol. 36 No. 6- July 11, 2014

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